Sites picked for London Cycle Hire Tower Hamlets extension
LOCATIONS have been revealed for the stations coming to east London for the extension of the London Cycle Hire scheme.
Around 2,700 individual docking points and 2,000 additional bikes will be coming to Tower Hamlets before the start of the 2012 Olympics.
A review by Transport for London has reviewed almost 200 potential sites through the borough and identified 135 feasible sites. Each will then need planning permission before they can be built.
Around 400 docking points have been agreed by Canary Wharf Group for inclusion on their estate and five DLR stations will have offer the cycle hire.
There are more than 600 docking stations for St Katharine’s and Wapping, including 40 outside Wapping Station and 39 from the News International building.
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On the Isle of Dogs, residents can expect around 830 docking stations at 29 locations including Burrell’s Wharf, Pan Peninsula, Millwall Park, the Blue Bridge and the police station.
The cost of the extension is likely to come to �40 million, with Tower Hamlets Council contributing �2 million.
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The cost has been justified by the anticipated health and environment benefits to a community where less than 7.5 per cent of the population cycle at least twice a week.
A council report added: “Tower Hamlets residents cycle less regularly than people in most other inner London boroughs, yet the geography and high proportion of people who live and work within the borough, would suggest that there is considerable potential to increase this figure.”
For more information, follow this link: http://moderngov.towerhamlets.gov.uk/Published/C00000320/M00003053/AI00027885/$CABReportCHSX12Jan5docMC1512101842.docA.ps.pdf.